Monday, October 1, 2007

2007 Suzuki Aerio Review

A sporty and somewhat top-heavy compact 4-door sedan, the 2007 Suzuki Aerio comes in one trim level which is outfitted with a 2.3 liter 4-cylinder engine that develops 155 hp and 152 lb-ft torque to provide adequate acceleration and pickup. The Aerio uses a 5-speed manual transmission with a 4-speed automatic with AWD optional. Everything about the 2007 Aerio is engineered for safety and low maintenance.

The interior of the Aerio is thoughtfully organized with plenty of head and leg room, minimal wasted space, and excellent visibility. The steering wheel is augmented with audio controls. Standard on the Aerio are AM/FM 6-CD with 6 speakers, air conditioning, power amenities, and remote keyless entry. An optional Premium package gets you all-wheel drive and an automatic transmission.

The safety package on the Aerio is noteworthy in that it includes ABS, driver and front passenger airbags, side-impact airbags, anchors for child seats, and daytime lights. The car handles with a minimum of fuss, taking corners surprisingly well, and coming to a stop with swiftness and authority. Acceleration from a standing stop was a little disappointing, with its 2.3 liter engine struggling at the task. The seats in the 2007 Suzuki Aerio were comfortable and will make trips around town a pleasure.

The exterior of the 2007 Suzuki Aerio reveals a well-assembled vehicle with tight seams and aerodynamic outline. The small wheels and high roofline make the Aerio is a bit reminiscent of a caricature of itself. No complaints to be heard about the fuel economy of the 2007 Aerio, at 25 mpg city and 31 mpg highway with the 5-speed manual and 24 mpg city and 28 mpg for the automatic.

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